Tamang Heritage Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Views of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan Peaks
  • Stunning Tibetan Buddhists’ Culture
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani village
  • Nagthali Pass (3165m)
  • Land of Snow Leopard and dotted with rhododendron forest
  • Home stay in Briddim village

Tamang Heritage Trekking is a community based trekking package between the Ganesh Himal and Langtang range. It is a culturally rich trail, populated by the Tamang people who are closer to the Tibetan traditions as it touches the Tibetan border in the north. Trekking on the Tamang heritage trail offers you an off the beaten track experience in a recently developed route with the charming mountain vistas.

Tamang Heritage Trail combines picturesque landscape, luring white peaks and scattered antique villages. The tranquil trip is also popular for an exploration of the nomadic lifestyle to its heavenly Shangri-La. The charming features of the trek in many ways entice the trekkers to amuse their trekking vacation with the open heart. Natural hot spring at Tatopani releases the tiredness of the second hiking day. Arresting the incredible mountain vistas of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan vicinity from the Nagthali viewpoint appears to be  mind-blowing. You have a chance to soak up the heritage and be glad about the local forts, monastery and delicate local design of the Tamang villages. A memorable portion of the trip lies in an exploration of the historical place at Rasuwagadhi and sharing your experience with the local family at the Bridding Home stay. The Tamang heritage trail trek is dominated by the rhododendron forest and bamboo. Various wild animals like red panda and bears are found here.

Getting a wonderful hospitality and enjoying the sceneries of the ancient monasteries and houses festooned with prosperous wood engravings around the Tamang heritage trail is awesome. To grab the trip amusement, you can join the trip of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition to make your trek precious.

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition receives you at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Then you transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour (about 30 minutes) to show you the shopping centre, bank and ATM, restaurants and money changers. Then, in the hotel a brief introduction about the upcoming itinerary is given. If you have a late flight, we do it on the following day.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:  Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Pashupatinath Temple: It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. It is one of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotes around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world, is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime direction, keeping watch for virtuous behaviour and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi drive (1460m). 7 hrs

We drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the gateway of the Langtang treks. It is a continual journey through the Trisuli Bazaar and pass the hydroelectric project. Then the road is slightly rough and finally we reach to our today’s destination. We make the Tamang heritage trekking from this place. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 04: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m). 5-6 hrs

We begin our trek with the steady climb up to the viewpoint and achieve the panoramas of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung range. Then we climb down to the Goljung valley, which is an hour descending and it is our lunch stop. Passing various tiny Tamang valleys, we eventually reach the picturesque Tamang village at Gatlang, situated on the hillside. Overnight at tea house/lodge.

Day 05: Gatlang to Tatopani (2607m). 5-6 hrs

In the initiate of the trek, we descend to Thangbuchet near the Chilime village. Chilime hydro power dam is situated here by the Bhotekoshi River. After crossing the hanging steel bridge with the panoramas of the Langtang range. While reaching our campsite, we can enjoy the natural hot spring bath, which is also regarded as the natural cure for various skin diseases and cleanse ourselves. Overnight at teahouse/lodge. 

Day 06: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m) via Nagthali (3165m). 7-8 hrs

Starting a long walk, we ascend to the Nagthali village, which is popular as the meditation centre for the Buddhist devotees and priests. Then we cross the Nagthali peak (3165m), which is a lush hill and the highest area around here. Ganesh Himal, Langtang range and Sanjen ranges are visible from here. Then we gradually trek down to the Thuman, which is a Tibetan influenced Tamang village. We may encounter with the Gray Langur.the traditional village has got antique monastery as well. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.  

Day 07: Thuman to Timure (1762m) and Tibetan borderlands. 3-4 hrs

The trekking continually descends to the Timure village through the ancient salt trade route to Tibet. After a short rest, we hike around the historical war place at Rasuwagadhi. It is a border area with Tibet, that can be reached after crossing the bridge, but we cannot enter there. Then we retrace to the Timure village and rest. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 08: Timure to Briddim (2239m). 5-6 hrs

It is a continual walk through the rhododendron forest today. Trek down to the Tamang village at Briddim, which is influenced by the Tibetan culture and lifestyle. There are about half century houses, built up with the stone roofs. The Dukchu monastery of the village is a popular site. Home stay is flourishing here and we can get a splendid experience of exploring the local culture and their practices for the livelihood. Overnight at the local house.

Day 09: Return trek to Syabrubesi. Walk Approx. 4–5hrs

Today, we descend to the Syabrubesi, following the Bhote Koshi River valley. The trekkers who prefer to go to the striking place in Langtang valley takes their separate way. At our turn, we descend to Syabrubesi, passing the green fields and reach our campsite. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.  

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu. 7-8 hrs drive.

We take drive to Kathmandu for 7-8 hours. From Syabrubesi, the gateway of the Langtang region trekking, we begin the road drive with the spectacular views of the terraced fields, River, streams and the lush hills. The long drive to Kathmandu is not just tiresome, but the changing sceneries are superb to see and experience the country drive. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Bhaktapur  Sightseeing and the rest of the day free.

Traditionally, Bhaktapur is known as Bhadgaon, which is a home of the mediaeval arts and architectures. It is about 13 km east of Kathmandu. The city was believed to have founded in 889 AD in the Lichhavi dynasty. Bhaktapur city is popular as the city of devotees. The centuries old stone sculptures and  wood carving skills are still charming around the Bhaktapur Durbar square. After the tour ends, we take you to the women empowerment project for a visit. The rest day is then for your personal doings that can be used for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12:  Departure.

At the farewell day, Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition’s representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.  

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop.
     
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
     
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
     
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
     
  • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
     
  • All land transportation.
     
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
     
  • All the required permits.
     
  • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
     
  • Hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu.
     
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees.
     
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
     
  • 4 wheel drive to trekking starting point and pick up from the ending point.
     
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
     
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
     
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected). 

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily in a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sun block cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

  1.  Hand gloves

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops.
  3. Light jacket.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2.  lightweight long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers.

Feet

  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. trekking boots, light  shoes and sandle.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.
  9.  

All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

1 - 2 of 2 reviews

Tamang Heritage Trekking
Tamang Heritage Trekking
We have had a wonderful time here in Nepal, Bhes took very good care of us. We had a lot of fun, and we have learned a lot of thinks about Nepal and the nature, culture and the people here. We will come back to Nepal soon !

Remember to Bistarai JamJam !
Mari & Lukas, Sweden
October 10, 2014 at 04:48 am
A Big Thank You !
A Big Thank You !
We had a breathtaking trek in the Himalaya ! A memory for life ! Everything around the trek was fantastically organized, and we really had the best guides you can get !! we were so good take care of from the guides, and they really handled everything in a super good way. We can really recommend this company to everyone who haven't done it yet.
Johan And Joselin from Sweden
March 20, 2013 at 04:40 am

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